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Get ready to play with Prima Top Toys

At a media launch in July, Prima Toys announced their Top Toys for December 2017. These are the toys that kids will be gazing at longingly in toy stores during the school holidays/festive season. Imagine how cool you’d be if you surprised them with any of these even before they give you those puppy dog eyes, or drop helpful hints. 😀

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Before we get to the toys, I have to tell you a little about the launch, held at The Bryanston Country Club. On arrival the lovely ladies from MatsiMela Home Spa treated us to hand massages, as we sipped on champagne (how fabulous? 😉).

Top Toys - hand massage

Of course, being the kind of people who enjoy spoiling others, meant that MatsiMela also had gifts waiting for us on our way out that day. 🙂 I received the Rooibos & Honey Body Butter and Fizz Ball. The scent of these products – oh my gosh! So beautiful!

Top Toys - MatsiMela gift

Warren Murray from MamaMagic, The Baby Expo spoke about equal parenting, highlighting how dads should be as involved in raising and caring for their kids as moms are. During his talk he also mentioned how the few minutes you take to play is so appreciated by your child, and it’s those moments that become treasured memories.

Dr Shireen Thomas-Stark told us that when parents buy toys for their kids, they’re actually “investing money” because of the many benefits of play such as promoting creativity and problem solving.

Top Toys

Finally it was time for the real fun – Prima Toys marketing executive Chiquita Patrizi revealed Top Toys 2017! 😀

Shopkins Happy Places

Little ones can turn any space into a happy place with the Shopkins Happy Places range. The largest set in the Happy Places range is the Happy Home set that includes several Puppy Parlour Petkins and a Lil’ Shoppie. Other playsets include Kitty Kitchen, Dreamy Bear, Bathing Bunny, Slumber Bear Party, Bunny Laundry, Mousy Hangout, and plenty more. There is so much more to collect for the Shopkins fan. All sets include their own miniature Petkins and other accessories to go with whichever Happy Place you choose. Doll house play just got better because interior décor has never been cuter.

Top Toys - Shopkins

Little Live Pets Surprise Chicks

This one got everyone (each one of us an adult 😋) super excited! There was one Surprise Chick on each table, and watching them hatch and then move cutely around the table had us oohing, aahing, and giggling so much, that it took a while for everyone to settle again. For a few minutes, we were kids again, and it was such fun. Thank you Prima Toys for reminding us of the power of play.

There are five Chicks to collect: Patty the Party Chick, Blossy the Daisy Chick, Tilly the Dancing Chick, Beaky the Rainbow Chick and Henny Penny the Sunny Chick. You won’t know which Chick you’ve got till they hatch. The fun doesn’t end with the first hatch though; your Chick can hatch over and over again for endless fun. Fancy some sweet Chick chirping? Simply pet your Chick, the more you pet it the more it will chirp. So cute!

Elena of Avalor

Princess Elena is bold, confident and kind. With the help of family, friends, and magical flying creatures called jacquins, she must now rule the kingdom as Crown Princess, until she is old enough to be Queen. The Disney Elena of Avalor range of toys includes dolls and accessories, perfect for lots of fun roleplay.

Top Toys - Elena of Avalor

L.O.L Surprise Tots Ball

Once again, we had the chance to play, with an adorable L.O.L being passed around each table, for each of us to unwrap and discover. First you get a secret message, then collectable stickers, a feeding bottle, doll shoes, an outfit, an accessory, and then a fantastic doll. There are forty five dolls to collect, each with their unique accessories.

Top Toys - L.O.L

Ben 10

Brand new action figures are available in various sizes, each with their own special movement capabilities. There is also a range of exciting playsets including the Rustbucket Deluxe Playset, and the Ben 10 Transform & Battle Set, which features a favourite alien along with a gauntlet mask to match. The range also includes wearable accessories that will take roleplay to a whole new level of fun!

Top Toys - Ben 10

Fingerlings Baby Monkeys

These guys will hang on to your fingers and tell you how they are feeling in 50 different ways. Listen to them making near real monkey sounds and watch them blink their eyes and turn their heads. Their hands and feet have a grip surface to hang upside down just like real monkeys.


The new range Rubiks includes Rubik’s Build IT solve IT, which comes with all the necessary parts to build your own cube (you can finally solve this 40 year mystery); Rubik’s Race, a two player game to get your fingers and brain working – the aim is to be the first player to make the 3×3 centre match pattern and the Rubik’s Tower – the new twist on the original cube, even more challenging than the original cube.

20 Questions

20 Questions is a classic for the whole family. Test your knowledge of people, places, things and important dates, and enjoy seeing everyone racking their brain trying to figure out the correct answers.

Top Toys - Rubiks

And there you have it, just some of #PrimaTopToys for the coming festive season.

We were gifted with goodie bags once the program was over, and it was a bag that made my little person really happy. One of the prezzies inside was her first ever pack of Shopkins, and now she wants to collect them all (they are super cute, so I totally get it).

Top Toys - goodie bags

Which #PrimaTopToys are you thinking of buying for your little/s?

Food, fun, family – GFWS2017 [Photo Diary + YouTube Video]

Just over a week ago we attended the Good Food & Wine Show at the Ticketpro Dome. It was our first time at the show, and it was mostly due to Zee’s enthusiasm to attend – she’s been on my case about GFWS2017 ever since seeing the first ad on tv earlier this year. We love good food, and we love watching shows like My Kitchen Rules and Masterchef together as a family, so the little person figured it was a given that we’d attend the foodie event of the year. 😊

We went on Saturday, 29 July (it ran from Friday morning to Sunday evening), and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We ate ALL the food; tasted and bought the most amazing fudge, chocolate, and piri-piri sauces; watched brilliant chefs in action, and took selfies with some of them too (because if you don’t selfie, were you even there? 😂). Oh, and there was some pretty good music too.

They cook, and they sing 😊@davidhiggschef @jsomethingmusic #MKRSA #GFWS2017 @goodfoodsa @mnettv

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I thought a photo diary post would be best to remember our lovely day at the show, and to remind us why we definitely need to attend again next year.

Welcome to The Good Food & Wine Show




Open Chefs Theatre with Marco Pierre White, hosted by Chef Nti






The Filthy Moustache






Delagoa Bay



Afrikoa Chocolate


MNet stand – My Kitchen Rules, with J’Something and David Higgs




SMACK! Republic



Sushi Boat


Gourmet Fudge





Nestle Aero & KitKat


Book signing/Meet & Greet (and a very blurry pic) – Marco Pierre White



Zee wanted to tell you guys all about GFWS2017 too, so here’s our latest video, especially for you. I hope you love it as much as I do. 🙂

**WIN** tickets to SPLASH! The Water Circus at Silverstar Casino

SPLASH! The Water Circus is set to enthrall audiences at Silverstar Casino on its first visit to South Africa, direct from Russia.

Launching on 19 August, the show will be at Silverstar Casino until 17 September, before heading off on a nationwide tour until January 2018.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

SPLASH! The Water Circus is a circus for the modern-age, presenting a variety of all circus genres, but with a unique, visual twist. The traditional acts look completely different as they are presented in – or above – a 12-metre diameter pool of water. Accompanying this is a dazzling lighting and laser show which perfectly displays the impressive body manipulation and contortion feats amongst a series of water fountains.

You will gasp as you watch traditional aerial circus acts such as the spectacular Silks all take place above water. Added to the already impressive list of circus acts is the Brazilian Espana family performing their daredevil Wheel of Death and The Russian Swing.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

In addition to all the circus acts which we’re accustomed to seeing, the show also has a full team of synchronized swimmers who add to the magic of the performance. Their disciplined and well trained displays are one of the reasons why the show is considered to be so unique.

This circus is totally free of animals and showcases the extreme talent and capabilities of the human body in an action-packed show presented around the custom-built pool ensuring a truly memorable audience experience.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

A few interesting facts about SPLASH! The Water Circus:

~ On April 17, 1998, the first Russian Water Circus was performed under the name ‘Circus on Water’.

~ Since then, the creative team has continually developed new acts and shows which captivate families across the world.

~ Over the past 19 years, the ‘Circus on Water’ team has toured Russia, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Oman, Lithuania, UAE and China.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

The importance details:

~ Performances are on Thursdays and Fridays at 20h00, Saturdays at 11h00, 15h00 and 19h00, and Sundays at 11h00 and 15h00.

~ Ticket prices range from R100 – R375 and bookings are through Computicket at or 0861 915 8000.

~ The show runs 2 hours 10 minutes including a 20-minute interval.

~ No children under 2 will be allowed into the auditorium and most especially no babes in arms.

SPLASH! - The Water Circus

The best part:

You can WIN tickets to SPLASH! The Water Circus 😀

I have 3 sets of family tickets to give away – that’s 4 tickets each, for 3 very lucky people!

Please note that the tickets are for the performance on Saturday 26 August 2017 at 3pm. Tickets are non-transferable (may not be changed for a different date or time).

Here’s how to enter:

~ Like High Heels And Fairy Tales on Facebook
~ Tag 2 (or more) friends in the comments of the giveaway post (pinned to the top of the page)


~ Follow High Heels And Fairy Tales on Twitter
~ RT the giveaway post (pinned to the top of my profile)


~ Follow High Heels And Fairy Tales on Instagram
~ Tag 2 (or more) friends in the comments of the giveaway post

Or do all 3 if you like (that would be really neat). ☺️

And for an extra entry, comment on this blog post. All the best! 🙂 Winners will be announced on Monday, 21 August.